AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; ICD-10-CM NEW/REVISED CODES
Contact with Other Sharp Objects
The title of category W26 has been revised to “contact with other sharp objects.” The previous title was “contact with knife, sword or dagger.” Three new codes have been created in this category as follows: contact with edge of stiff paper; includes paper cut (W26.2); contact with other sharp object(s), not elsewhere classified (W26.8); and contact with unspecified sharp object(s) (W26.9). A new category of external cause codes has been created, X50, Overexertion and strenuous or repetitive movements, to allow for the identification of the type of movement (mechanism) associated with...
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